In my defence, I was left unsupervised

The boyfriend and I went to Dunoon again at the weekend, and no trip is truly complete without a visit to Jinty & Baa. I thought he would come in to the shop with me, but he insisted that I go in alone while he got some drinks from the cafe next door.


So in I went and instantly got distracted by all the beautiful colours and pretty new yarn. We’ve now reached the point that the owner recognises me (even with a mask on) so we had a chat about what’s happened since I was last there, and the new yarn and fabric that had come in.

And then before I knew it I had these three pretties to take home with me.

The big blue chonk is Rico creative Melange aran wonderball. It’s a whole 200g of wool/acrylic blend that I’m already planning to make into a top for myself.

This here is one of the rare cases when I went for fibre content over colour.

I didn’t particularly like any of the colourways in stock, but I am keen to try some sock yarn with cotton so I went for it. This is Schoppel Boots, which is 44% superwash wool, 42% cotton, and 14% nylon.

It also has this accurate warning on the label:

And then a pretty little bundle of fat quarters caught my eye and just jumped into my hands. I was powerless to resist.

And that’s the story of how I added to stash mountain AGAIN. But I think we can all agree it’s the Boyfriend’s fault for leaving me unsupervised in a yarn shop 😉



31 thoughts on “In my defence, I was left unsupervised”

  1. Whenever you write of ‘the boyfriend’ I am reminded of the Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo; during the worst part of their Covid-19 he was to be seen giving a daily press call advising of circumstances and talking about his daughters – all of whom were once more living under his roof. One with hers. The boyfriend, that is. Cuomo always spoke of him as that – we never discovered his name. 😀

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  2. I love your boyfriend! My husband may suggest I go into craft shops alone but I see him hover outside and it makes me shop too fast! I usually go when alone then I can browse at my leisure – and you know how it is, more lovely yarn and fabric tends to put itself in my basket ….. Nice purchases, by the way.

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      1. I think the best solution is to hope to find somewhere where there’s a gadget shop or bar next door so the men in your life can go there whilst you go to a craft shop unaided!


  3. Oh Hannah, that Rico Melange yarn is absolutely gorgeous and I can see why it had to come home with you, like a puppy in a window. The sock yarn will be amazing when you start knitting with it and I applaud you for your restraint. Well done as Mary Berry would say.

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